The Eagle Tribune reports that Tuscan Brands CEO Joe Faro shared updated plans for Tuscan Village, a large-scale mixed-use development in Salem, New Hampshire. Plans include a public park centrally located in the 170-acre parcel as well as an outdoor area to hosts shows, festivals, and musical performances.
The East Boston Times-Free Press reports that Clippership Wharf, one of East Boston's most anticipated waterfront developments, is taking shape with residences selling quickly. This vibrant mixed-use community developed by Lendlease and designed by The Architectural Team with landscape design by Halvorson Design, provides an unparalleled waterfront experience for residents, with an expanded Harborwalk, rocky beach, public docks, multiple dining and recreation options as well as living shoreline.
The City of Quincy is spending $27 million to improve half of its parks, with its biggest project, Hancock-Adams Common, opening this fall. Designed by Halvorson Design Partnership, this activated park and streetscape—featuring fountains, landscaped green spaces, and walkways that connects cyclists and pedestrians to the bustling downtown—replaces a section of Hancock Street that previously cut through the site.
Kelly O'Brien of the Boston Business Journal reports that Congress Square—a multi-faceted adaptive reuse of five iconic buildings designed by architects Arrowstreet with an activated central alley designed by Halvorson Design—celebrated its topping off ceremony with the news that WeWork will be taking over four floors.
In collaboration with the Greenovate Climate Ready Leaders program and the BSLA, Rob Adams and Olivia Fragale of Halvorson Design will lead a walking tour on June 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm that focuses on Climate Ready South Boston, a report currently underway by Arcadis, Halvorson Design, the Woods Hole Group, and CivicMoxie for the City of Boston that will be released in the coming months.
As part of the BAC’s Continuing Education Weekend, Rob Adams of Halvorson Design, John Dalzell, leader of the BPDA’s Green Building and Sustainable Development Initiative, and community liaison Chris Marchi led a workshop called “Framing Resiliency and Climate Change in East Boston: How Stakeholder Communication and Collaboration Makes a Difference.”
Rob Adams and Cynthia Smith attended the Boston Harbor for All Summit, hosted by Boston Harbor Now in collaboration with the BSA. This interactive event focused on addressing opportunities along the Boston Harbor, the challenges faced, and how policy makers and designers can work together to move projects from planning into action.
The Dedham Village Preservation Association and the Town of Dedham have selected Halvorson Design Partnership of Boston to develop a three-year cemetery improvement master plan for the historic Old Village Cemetery. Their work will set the stage for future improvements to preserve and enhance the character and beauty of this important landmark.
Organized by East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Boston/New England, the East Boston Flood Prevention Design Workshop brought together teams of experts and the community to brainstorm ways to protect East Boston from sea level rise and the effects of climate change.